Shocking Animal News:Whale Crashes Into Mast of Yacht!

An article in MSN on line tells a whale of a tale…the tale of a whale who crash-landed onto a sail boat with 3 adults on board near Cape Town, South Africa!  Shocking!

Actual pictures from the event photographed by passengers aboard a nearby boat. Photo: Paloma Werner

Actual pictures from the event photographed by passengers aboard a nearby boat. Photo: Paloma Werner

Apparently they were out sailing and watching the whale flipping his tail for over an hour when the unexpected happened.  The young Souther Right Whale jumped into the air and right into the boat’s mast, causing it to break under the whales massive weigth estimated at 40 tons.

This amazing photo was taken moments before the whale crashed into the boat! Photo: Paloma Werner

The three had just enough time to duck and take a little cover behind the the steering wheel and coach house as the whale landed squarely on the deck scraping bits of barnacles and losing chunks of blubber.  No one was injured during the incident.

The mast was broken during the whale "visit". Photo: Paloma Werner

The boat was able to make it’s way back to Table Bay Harbor without taking on water.

First of all, the story itself is incredible. But, could you imagine trying to submit this claim to insurance and tell this story without these photos?

Woofy Woo!

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